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The Leader in Early Education and Care®
Hours & Location
M-F 7:00 am-6:00 pm
202 Village Parkway NE, Marietta, GA 30067
Accreditation
SEA
Cognia

Early Education and Care

Our school is more than a daycare. Through purposeful play and nurturing guidance, we help lay the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. Right down the road from Lake Forest Elementary School and ten minutes from Spalding Drive Elementary School, we are conveniently located on Village Parkway NE. Come by and see Balanced Learning® in action.
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Our Classrooms & Programs

Our time-tested approach to early childhood education is designed to foster good character and grow social and emotional skills while also building literacy, and math skills.
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Franchise Owners

John and Tara Fudge

Meet John and Tara Fudge, proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of East Cobb at Paper Mill. As residents of East Cobb and parents to four children, they are thrilled to bring the Primrose Experience of premier early childhood education and care to families in their local community.

“When we had our first child, it was a challenge to find an early education program with a warm and nurturing environment along with an excellent curriculum,” said Tara. “When we stepped into a Primrose school, we were immediately drawn to the Balanced Learning® approach. We were so impressed how it provides children the chance to grow academically, socially and emotionally and incorporates character development lessons into daily classroom experiences.”

The Fudges share the Primrose belief that who children become is just as important as what they know, and that belief guides them as they raise their four children. Their two youngest daughters, Penelope and Stella, currently attend Primrose School of East Cobb. Their eldest daughter and son, Kylie and Austin, attend one of the local elementary schools in East Cobb.

“Having both worked corporate jobs since graduating college, Tara and I wanted to do something that would make a difference in our community,” said John. “As working parents ourselves, we know what a struggle it can be to entrust your children to someone else’s care. We want to ease that stress by providing a safe, fun learning environment for children to grow, giving parents the peace of mind that comes from knowing their children are well-cared for and learning.”

John’s parents instilled a love of learning early on in his life, which helped him discover his passion for volunteering with child-focused organizations. He will handle the day-to-day operations and management of the school to help instill that same love of learning in the students of his school. Prior to becoming a Franchise Owner, John worked as an engineer for a Fortune 100 company headquartered in Atlanta. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University and an MBA from Georgia State University. Tara earned a bachelor’s and master’s in accounting from East Carolina University and is a licensed CPA. She will provide support for the school as she continues her career in finance working for a Fortune 100 company.

Our family would love to meet yours.

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